THE FOUNDER of London’s Proud Camden (cap. 350), Alex Proud, plans to open two new premises in the capital, after announcing the original Camden venue is set to close.
Proud Camden has been operating at the Stables Market for 17 years, but shuts on 4 March. Among acts to have performed there are Coldplay, Sting, Florence & the Machine and Moby.
Proud says he will soon be opening the 750-capcaity Proud Embankment underneath Waterloo Bridge and another venue in
“This is another chapter in our history, but it is sad to lose a venue with such a rich musical heritage,” he says.
A spokesman for Camden Market says the former Proud Camden would remain a live entertainment venue, with an updated look.
“It is important that we continue to adapt, modernising the market with fresh content and continuing with the restoration and improvement works that need to be completed on the listed building that houses Proud,” the spokesman explains.